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Kansas State Library’s Facebook campaign targets top publishers’ e-book policies

“The Kansas State Library has launched a social-media campaign against what it says are unfair practices to keep bestselling electronic books out of the hands of libraries and their patrons. Library officials have started a page on Facebook, “bringing attention to the titles publishers are refusing to sell (as) e-books to libraries, price gouging or limiting checkouts per copy purchased.”

via KansasCity.com

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Facebook Further Reduces Your Control Over Personal Information

EFF – “Once upon a time, Facebook could be used simply to share your interests and information with a select small community of your own choosing. As Facebook’s privacy policy once promised, “No personal information that you submit to Facebook will be available to any user of the Web Site who does not belong to at least one of the groups specified by you in your privacy settings.” How times have changed.”

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Facebook changes continue to chip away at privacy

ComputerWorld – “If proposed changes to the Facebook Privacy Policy go through next month the social network will store financial account information you use to make purchases on its site unless you tell it not to.”

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Eight-year olds with Facebook pages

Telegraph – “Children as young as eight have Facebook pages and use other social media websites, ignoring the age restrictions, according to an official report.”

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HPU Libraries Utilize Social Media And Late Night Hours To Help Students Stay In Touch

High Point University News – ” In the old days, a card catalog and a microfilm reader were considered high-tech in terms of tools in the library, but students today need much, much more – and thanks to ever-growing services in the High Point University libraries, students have everything they need and more. Case in point? The library is on Facebook, and students can literally be in touch with the library all day, every day – a feature that’s new this semester.”

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